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Blood in the moonlight : Michael Mann and information age cinema

Author: Mark E Wildermuth
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the films of Michael Mann. Each chapter examines one of Mann's films--including Manhunter, The Keep, Last of the Mohicans, The Insider and Ali--in which the protagonist longs for a sense of human connection but is pitted against forces that devalue and destroy individuality"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wildermuth, Mark E., 1956-
Blood in the moonlight.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co. Inc., 2005
(OCoLC)607601319
Named Person: Michael Mann; Michael Mann; Michael Mann; Michael Mann, Regisseur.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark E Wildermuth
ISBN: 0786420596 9780786420599
OCLC Number: 57393668
Description: xi, 211 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Symbolic exchange, informatics, and Michael Mann's cinema --
Sympathy and the devil: doing time in The Jericho mile (1979) --
It's a criminal world: artifice, nature, and humanity in Thief (1981) --
History, the unconscious, and hyperreality: Gothic doubles in The keep (1983) --
Renewed dialogue: indirect light, complexity, and exchange in Manhunter (1986) --
Translating ritual time and symbolic exchange: colonialism and nationalism in The last of the Mohicans (1992) --
The decay of dialogue: disguise and duplicity in Heat (1995) --
Reviewing the dialogue: information as commodity in The insider (1999) --
A blast from the past: being the people's champion in Ali (2001).
Responsibility: Mark E. Wildermuth.
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This critical exploration of the films of Michael Mann examines his recurring focus on the nature of modern communication and information, and their effect on the individual and society.  Read more...

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